Freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) attacked critics of her dismissive comment about the 9/11 terror attacks as “some people did something”, saying they are inciting death threats against her. Omar, a Muslim refugee from Somalia, also defended her love of the U.S.
Omar’s 9/11 comment made during a March 23 speech to a CAIR conference in Woodland Hills, California, that was themed “Empowering Valley Muslims” went Tuesday after posting by “The Imam of Peace” on Twitter late Monday night. Omar falsely said that CAIR was founded (to protect Muslims) after 9/11 because (Muslims) were losing their civil liberties because “some people did something.”
Omar wrote on Twitter Wednesday, “This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it. My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans!”
Omar was responding to a tweet that included screen images of criticism by Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) and Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade. Original tweets posted below.
This is dangerous incitement, given the death threats I face. I hope leaders of both parties will join me in condemning it.
My love and commitment to our country and that of my colleagues should never be in question. We are ALL Americans! pic.twitter.com/foTZMpiZKv
— Ilhan Omar (@IlhanMN) April 10, 2019
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 10, 2019
First Member of Congress to ever describe terrorists who killed thousands of Americans on 9/11 as “some people who did something”.
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 9, 2019
Omar apparently missed GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel calling Omar “anti-American.”
Ilhan Omar isn’t just anti-Semitic – she’s anti-American.
Nearly 3,000 Americans lost their lives to Islamic terrorists on 9/11, yet Omar diminishes it as: “Some people did something.”
Democrat leaders need to condemn her brazen display of disrespect.https://t.co/k3meEbUOAk
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) April 9, 2019
Last week an upstate New York man was arrested for making a death threat against Omar, reported CBS News:
“A man from upstate New York has been charged with threatening to assault and murder, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said. Patrick Carlineo, 55, allegedly called Omar’s office on March 21 and told a staffer “Do you work for the Muslim Brotherhood? Why are you working for her, she’s a (expletive) terrorist. I’ll put a bullet in her (expletive) skull,” according to the criminal complaint.”